Getting to work on public transport is a real challenge for people with invisible disabilities (ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, Heart Conditions etc) especially at peak times when seating is scarce.
Transport is part of daily life for anyone who lives or works in London. 30 million journeys were made on the Transport for London network each day in 2015, and we walk, cycle, drive and take minicabs around our city too.
A current priority issue for the capital is the need for cleaner air. We need to reduce emissions from public transport and make a transition to less polluting cars and minicabs. Change is needed on a local level, both in central zones and through the rest of London, particularly along routes children walk to school. There’s currently worse air quality in some of the most deprived areas of our capital – we need to act to remove these inequalities.
How do we provide a fairer, more accessible and more environmentally-friendly travel network?
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Getting Around discussions
The completion of tracks between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction has created a new outer london orbital rail route, which opened on Sunday 9 December.
Being a Foster Carer for teenagers in the Capital is hard, especially for single people who have a mortgage and do not have a good, regular additional income.
How does congestion affect your life?
Pickles and Portas have got it totally wrong. It's not lack of parking that's killing our High Streets, but quite the opposite. The growth of out of town retail centres which encourage people to get there by car actively takes trade away from the High Street.
I am elderly and disabled, but am getting about London as easily as ever -- because I have an electric motorcycle. I've had it for three years, and find it ideal: it does 50 miles between charges, is easy to charge from a mains plug.
The trains should provide calm, relaxing music (no lyrics) while travelling, in between annoucements rather then listening to noise from another person's headphones.
Positive Words of Wisdom, Posters
In our poll about day to day travel, 37% of you said you prefer to walk. 36% said you prefer to take the tube or train.
Did you do anything differently? What lessons have we learnt from the way public transport has been organised through the Games?